Click on Start -> Control Panel -> Add or Remove Programs -> Add/Remove WindowsComponents .
Single click on Internet Information Services (IIS) and then click on Details... . Puta check in the box for File Transfer Protocol (FTP) Service and click on OK.
How to configure Windows XP Pro IIS FTP Service
Click on Start -> Control Panel -> Performance and Maintenance -> Administrative Tools -> Internet Information Services .
Double click on the name of your computer (local computer) to expand the selection.
Then double click on FTP Sites to expand that selection. If you right click on Default FTP Site and select Properties and then click on Home Directory you can see where to putyour files for transfer, usually c:\\inetpub\\ftproot
If you have other folders you would like to share with FTP you can create a virtual directory. With Default FTP Site highlighted,click on Action -> New -> Virtual Directory... .
First you create an "alias", which is a short name that the FTP client will see and then you select the folder you want to share.
To access your created ftp server use FileZilla ftp client or CoffeeCup Free FTP. You can type in the IP address of the server computer as the FTP server name. Possibly 192.168.1.2 or something similar.
Or you can use Internet Explorer . In the address box type in ftp://192.168.1.2
where 192.168.1.2 is the IP address of the computer hosting the ftp server. If you shared a virtual directory then you would access it as follows: ftp://192.168.1.2/foldername
. Here you can right click on a file and select Copy and then you can paste it in a local folder